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Windows 7: Recycle bin is a magic box

27 Feb 2016   #1
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 
Recycle bin is a magic box

Please tell me how a file, folder, picture, document etc. gets into the recycle bin without being sent there by me or anyone else. I have hundreds of these in the bin of which I may have sent a dozen. It's a magic box


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27 Feb 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

They get there by user error.
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27 Feb 2016   #3
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
They get there by user error.

Does that mean that I'm actually sending all of these items to the bin by accident. My understanding of how the bin works is a window will open asking if I want to send xyz to the bin. There are hundreds of pictures in the bin that I know I never sent.
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27 Feb 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Unless you gremlins in the PC, it can be only those who operate the PC that sent the pics to the bin. The don't walk there on their own.
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27 Feb 2016   #5
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Unless you gremlins in the PC, it can be only those who operate the PC that sent the pics to the bin. The don't walk there on their own.
That's why I call it a magic box.
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27 Feb 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Could you post a picture of your Recycle Bin with things you didn't put their.
I would like to see exactly what you see. Their are 2 recycle bins.

Like whs has posted; something or someone has put them in the Recycle Bin.
Their is no magic.

Use this tutorial to post a picture.

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27 Feb 2016   #7
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could you post a picture of your Recycle Bin with things you didn't put their.
I would like to see exactly what you see. Their are 2 recycle bins.

Like whs has posted; something or someone has put them in the Recycle Bin.
Their is no magic.

Use this tutorial to post a picture.

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I will post in the morning
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27 Feb 2016   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

dunkinidaho,
Do you have the paid version of AVAST? If so, did you run the optimization tool? It deletes things.

If not AVAST, then maybe you ran some other cleanup tool.
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28 Feb 2016   #9
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote:
My understanding of how the bin works is a window will open asking if I want to send xyz to the bin.
If you are getting no warning when things are sent to the Recycle bin, check to see if the "Display delete confirmation dialog" setting has been unchecked in the Recycle bin Properties. (Find this setting by right clicking on the Recycle bin from Explorer, and then click on Properties.)
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28 Feb 2016   #10
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You don't typically "send" anything to the recycle bin, when you delete an item, the OS automatically moves it to the Recycle Bin so you can recover it later, should you desire. You can configure the Recycle Bin to not save items but delete them immediately, if you prefer.
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